Really sorry for another "help me" thread.
Looking at buying a bass and been to quite a few music shops in the past week. Really like the classic styling of the fender basses and am currently torn between the MiM Precision bass and Vintera Mustang. Played them both and liked them both, although quite different sounds. P bass felt gritty powerful, Mustang felt more rounded and bit softer.
Andertons have both in January sale around the same price point and as such i'm torn. If the Mustang wasn't in the sale i probably wouldn't even consider it and even at £600 it still feels a tad pricey
Love the style of the mustang made me smile, shorter scale felt comfy. On the other hand the P bass also felt comfy and had a really nice gut thump and is a classic. Part of me thinks that the P-bass will probably stand me better as an ongoing instrument for learning and progressing.
Just getting tired of shop assistants giving questionable advice and need some players help - for example the sharp fret ends on one bass i tried is due to "the maple fret board", the dead Low e string on one mustang i tried is due to being a short scale (didn't account for the 4 others that sounded fine).
Just for context this is a first bass and although i should probably get something like a squier or starter ibanez - i kept being drawn to the fenders, so think I would end up being disappointed if i went that road. But i'm happy to be advised
Thanks in advance